Saturday, 12 October 2013

Deacon Ian Wells Receives Papal Blessing for 20 years Service to School

Papal Blessing Presentation
Deacon Ian Wells, outgoing Chair of Governors for St Teresa's School, Effingham , was recently presented with a Papal Blessing at St Teresa’s Feast Day Mass celebrated at school on 1 October by Fathers John Inglis, Alex Hill, Stephen Ortiger, Dominic Rolls alongside Deacon Ian, staff and pupils.

The special Papal Blessing was presented to Deacon Ian at the end of Mass by Gill Nelson, Head of PE and the longest serving member of staff at the School, and the School Head Girl, Penny Smith and Georgina Hayes Chaplaincy link Head Girl Team in recognition for his time as Chairman of Governors.

Seen above are (from left to right) Michael Bray, incoming Chair of Governors, Father Dominic Rolls, Headmaster Mike Farmer, Deacon Ian Wells, Deacon Ian's wife Jean, Father John Inglis , parish priest of Effingham and Fetcham and Angela Eddy, School Chaplain. 

Deacon Ian said “This was totally unexpected and I am overwhelmed by this very special blessing from the Holy Father. I have hugely enjoyed my 20 odd years involvement with St Teresa’s, firstly as a parent and then as Governor and Chair to the Governors. I am going straight home to hang it in pride of place – it will be the first thing you see as you come into our house!”

Deacon Ian is currently active in Effingham with Fetcham parish as well as Catholic chaplain at Gatwick airport. He works at Gatwick with his wife Jean and Sr Jo Threfall.

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